Creative writing is an art to exhibit your abilities to present an idea in the most appealing manner. With creativity, even the challenging subject can be covered effectively. Creativity is more like a born talent. You gain the ability to drive excellence in simple words. You have to create compelling structures to appeal to your readers.
In the tough digital landscape of digital marketing, writers face fierce competition to come up with compelling ideas to promote a simple product. They have to think beyond the avenues and present content in an effective manner that can entice the readers at the same time fulfilling its purpose. One thing you can do to enhance your writing skills. You can read books written by leading and professional authors or seek guidance by counting on. Here is the list of influential books, read on to grab the gems of creativity.
Becoming a Writer
Dorothea Brande’s book Become a Writer has a highly intellectual perspective for their readers. It was published back in 1934 and covers a pretty forward-thinking approach. It is one of those books that every leading creative writer must have gone through. According to Brande, a creative writer has two sorts of personality- one of a writer and another one of a critic. So, in this book, he underlines the tips keeping the perspective in mind. He thinks that a writer can think much like a child and carry out analyses like a bold critic.
On Becoming a Novelist
John Gardner’s book “On Becoming a Novelist”, the author presents the content keeping the perspective inspired from the one presented by Brande. According to him, a novel or a piece of content should be written in a way that it binds the reader. It emerges him into the plot and the events that surround it.
The reader must be able to comprehend the upcoming twist and turns and feel emotionally and mentally connected to the plot. He guides the writers about the flaws they make in composing content and not being able to create such connections. The book guides about the ways one should create the structure and compose the entire content.
Stephen King On Writing
Stephen King’s book “On Writing” is one of the widely read and recommended books in colleges and universities. The book comprises tips, advice, and brief exposure to the norms of writing. It tells the readers how he struggled through the thick and thins of his life and finally became a leading writer.
In his short autobiography, he guides the readers and tells about the ways they can surface themselves. Stephen King presented the core idea about writing. He tells the writers that many readers will be there who would call your content rubbish. It’s up to you how you overcome and channel your energy in the right direction to generate most out of your work.
The Forest for the Trees
Betsy Lerner’s book The Forest for the Trees is a book having two halves. In the first part of the book, she reveals six chapters. The chapters showcase the different types of authors. Each chapter explains a certain type. In this way, she explains her readers the six types of personalities and how their work showcase the glimpse of their personality traits.
Among the categories, some of them are named as the natural, the ambivalent writer, the wicked child, the neurotic and the self-promoter. However, her second type is a bit different. In the second part, she defines the ways a writer can get is or her book published and edited by a professional. She guides about the ways one needs to look for when heading towards publishing.
Samuel Beckett’s book Samuel Beckett is a pretty tiny book having not more than forty pages. It has around two to three thousand words with large fonts. It may look like a novella but you can read it within hardly 15 to 20 minutes. However, what you learn from the book is that not all of your work needs to be perfect. You have to present your idea in an appealing manner no matter if you fall short with words. Like the first page of this novel only has this much content “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.’
So, that’s how amazing creative writing can be. Only if you back yourself up with reputable and valuable resources you can practice a lot in this profession.